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Old 03-12-2009, 12:35 PM   #1
kushalkoolwal
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What does reportbug uses to send email


I was wondering (this may be a stupid question) what program (sendmail,etc) does "reportbug" uses while sending out email when we submit the bug report.

I particularly have not configured any email program on my Lenny installation but still somehow reportbug is always able to send out email successfully.

Note that I answered "n" to the following reportbug set-up question:
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Do you have a "mail transport agent" (MTA) like Exim, Postfix or SSMTP configured on this computer to send mail to the Internet? [Y|n|q|?]? n

Please enter the name of your SMTP host. Usually it's called something like "mail.example.org" or "smtp.example.org". Just press ENTER if you
don't have one or don't know.
<enter>
As far as I understand to send out email ones needs to enter details like SMTP, username, password, etc. but even without that information reportbug sends out email just fine.

How?

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Old 03-12-2009, 01:35 PM   #2
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maybe it connects directly to the target SMTP daemon?
 
Old 04-02-2009, 06:08 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by kushalkoolwal View Post
I was wondering (this may be a stupid question) what program (sendmail,etc) does "reportbug" uses while sending out email when we submit the bug report.

I particularly have not configured any email program on my Lenny installation but still somehow reportbug is always able to send out email successfully.

Note that I answered "n" to the following reportbug set-up question:
Code:
Do you have a "mail transport agent" (MTA) like Exim, Postfix or SSMTP configured on this computer to send mail to the Internet? [Y|n|q|?]? n

Please enter the name of your SMTP host. Usually it's called something like "mail.example.org" or "smtp.example.org". Just press ENTER if you
don't have one or don't know.
<enter>
As far as I understand to send out email ones needs to enter details like SMTP, username, password, etc. but even without that information reportbug sends out email just fine.

How?
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